Tag: Detroit Walk to Freedom
Aug 24, 2023
As the nation commemorates the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, attention turns to the significant role that the Detroit Walk to Freedom played in shaping that civil rights march. One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota explains the tie between these two historic events and how they changed civil rights in America.Read More
Jun 29, 2023
Detroit’s oldest gay bar, Gigi’s, celebrates 50 years as a cultural staple and haven for Detroit’s LGBTQ+ community. The African World Festival returns for its 40th year celebrating the arts and culture of the African diaspora. Highlights from the Detroit Branch NAACP’s four-day June Jubilee events. Plus, events happening around Detroit this weekend.Read More
Jun 29, 2023
Bringing together community and civil rights leaders, politicians, activists and residents from across Southeast Michigan, the Detroit Branch NAACP hosted a vibrant and momentous June Jubilee honoring the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom, a pivotal march in the Civil Rights Movement. One Detroit brings you highlights from the events with contributor Orlando Bailey.Read More
Jun 27, 2023
American Black Journal’s “Black Church in Detroit” series examines the role of the city’s religious community in the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom. Bishop Mbiyu Chui of the Shrine of the Black Madonna #1 delves into the often-forgotten connection between the city’s Black churches and the historic civil rights march.Read More
Jun 27, 2023
As the city commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Detroit Walk to Freedom, American Black Journal’s “Black Church in Detroit” series examines the role of the city’s religious community in the historic march and rally that featured Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Read More
Jun 26, 2023
American Black Journal teams up with BridgeDetroit for a virtual town hall commemorating the 60th anniversary of two historic events in the Civil Rights Movement: the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Read More
Jun 23, 2023
The Detroit Branch NAACP plans to unveil a bronze statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Hart Plaza. One Detroit visits the Detroit Northwestern High School’s inaugural Juneteenth parade. Plus, we break down how Detroit plans to spend the rest of its $827 million in pandemic aid funding by 2025. And, events happening around town this weekend.Read More
Jun 20, 2023
Detroit NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony previews the NAACP’s “June Jubilee: A Celebration of Freedom” events in commemoration of the Detroit Walk to Freedom’s 60th anniversary. Plus, he discusses the state of civil rights in America, the struggle for voting rights and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.Read More
Jun 20, 2023
The Detroit NAACP gets set to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom that featured Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson talks with the Detroit NAACP about the planned events. Plus, two Detroit women reflect on attending the march 60 years ago.Read More
Jun 20, 2023
Two Detroit women, Dorothy Aldridge and Edith Lee-Payne, reflect on attending the Detroit Walk to Freedom 60 years ago, as well as the walk’s impact on their lives and its place in history.Read More
Jun 15, 2023
Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson shares how the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom impacted her life ahead of the 60th anniversary. Three members of Gen Z share what they think about the future of work. The Church of the Messiah gears up for its annual Silence the Violence march to honor gun violence victims. Plus, Father’s Day, Juneteenth and more on “One Detroit Weekend.”Read More
From attendee to activist: Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson’s life changed after the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom
Jun 15, 2023
Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson reflects on attending the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom as a child ahead of the Detroit NAACP’s June Jubilee events, which includes the 60th anniversary commemoration of the march. And we get a look at the awardees and keynote speaker for the NAACP’s 68th annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Art behind bars: U-M program is changing lives of Michigan inmatesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Artwork from current and former inmates is on display through Sunday in the Free Your Mind: Art and Incarceration in Michigan exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
- With a new director coming soon, what’s the state of DDOT?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Department of Transportation leader Mikel Oglesby is leaving at the close of October, prompting some advocates and union officials to worry about DDOT’s future. Oglesby and city leaders say plans will stay on track.
- Metro Detroit students start new school year with familiar challenges, fresh solutionsby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Orlando Bailey, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The 2023-24 year marks the fourth full school year since the pandemic started, and offers the state’s public schools an opportunity to recalibrate academic recovery programs, tackle mental health issues, and address longstanding problems.
- New school year and new challenges on the first day of school in metro Detroitby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Orlando Bailey and Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
As the new school year begins in Detroit Public Schools Community District and others across Michigan, students face familiar challenges — with the promise of fresh solutions.
- Eastside Community Network regroups after center rammed by pickup truckby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Benjamin Noah Weinstein, a 42-year-old white Detroiter, is charged with six felonies in connection with the Aug. 19 incident that damaged the longtime community center with a predominately Black membership
- How India's rover findings of sulfur in lunar soil could pave the way for future moon bases
India's Chandrayaan-3 rover has found sulfur on the moon's surface at higher concentrations than previously seen. Sulfur in soils near the moon's poles might help astronauts live off the land one day.
- News Wrap: Tropical Storm Ophelia drenches communities along Atlantic Coast
In our news wrap Saturday, Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall in North Carolina, the family of a Black high school student suspended for his hairstyle is suing Texas Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton, car dealers may soon feel ripple effects of the auto workers strike, and Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas met with the president of Honduras in Texas to discuss migration.
- College hopefuls face changing admissions landscape after Supreme Court ruling
This fall is the first college application season in which schools are prohibited from considering race and ethnicity when making admissions decisions, after June's landmark Supreme Court ruling. Sandy Baum, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Center on Education Data and Policy, joins John Yang to discuss how this affects college-bound students and their families.